Monday, August 1, 2016

Liquid Descent White Water Rafting Beginner's Run

Liquid Descent

Whitewater rafting

My desire to go Whitewater Rafting

 began in seventh grade, when some of my classmates got to go on a trip without me.

Anticipation only

added to the sweetness,

I experienced when I finally got to go.

There's nothing like the sensation

of ice-cold water pouring over you

as you drop into a crevice,

just before

being launched into the air.

What a rush!





Love it!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Elephants Cheyenne Mountain Zoo


truly are

amazing creatures.

It's incredible

how such large

creatures can be

so light on their feet.

Friday, July 22, 2016

St. Vrain State Park

St. Vrain State Park

I grew up seeing Twin Peaks from very close to St. Vrain State Park.

You could see them from nearly everywhere in the city.

I'm sure I took them for granted,

and It wasn't until I moved away for college,

in Wisconsin, that I realized how incredibly

beautiful my mountains were.

Living back in Colorado, has been amazing and incredible,

but I don't get up North

as often

as I'd like

to see

the beautiful

Twin Peaks.

Not complaining

Denver has

many beautiful


of the mountains.

I'm just super attached to these too. What do you think?  Aren't they pretty spectacular?

Friday, July 15, 2016

Bakersville Waterfall Hike

This beautiful waterfall is one of the many you

can see on your drive up I 70 into the mountains from Denver.

Upon spotting it one day, we decided

we might it might be a really good hike.

In both beauty

and challenge

our hike didn't


In some ways,

it actually exceeded


I really never been

afraid of heights,

or climbing.

As a child I was always the first or second one to climb an obstacle course,

or jump a stream.  When they say having kids makes you more cautious ,

I had no idea, it would catch up to me on this hike.

My center of balance has changed, and somewhere near the top I slipped and realized...

What goes up must come down.  Needless to say,  we found an alternate route down and I'm becoming a little more cautious in my old age :0)